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backroads of montana

Fromberg to ULM (No. 124)

First Aired November 01, 2005

Since 1991, the Backroads crew has traveled across Montana visiting its unique people and places. The series airs regularly on MontanaPBS.

Backroads of Montana

(No. 124) Fromberg to ULM

Rating: TV-G

Great Falls, Anaconda, Gebo, Fromberg.

Along the Missouri River south of Great Falls we meet a woman who gathers fiber from her family farm animals to make an intriguing variety of products. We stop by a Tea Shop in Anaconda for some cookies and Earl Grey. A naturalist guides us to see some of Montana's diverse butterfly population. We visit all that remains of the town of Gebo: the cemetery, which is being researched and preserved by a woman from Fromberg. And we cool our heels at the Cowboy Bar & Museum in Fromberg - the ideal place for a cold beer and a warm recollection.

Program Updates

Bud Cheff, who guided us through the Ninepipe Museum near Pablo, died June 27, 2011. He was 96. A viewer, Lou Seymour, was moved by the Gebo Cemetery story about Alberto Coronado, whose headstone was busted up by vandals. He had a new one made. The Cowboy Bar suffered a fire in 2013 but was rebuilt from the ashes. Naturalist Byron Weber died from cancer in 2010. Rose’s Tea Shop in Anaconda is closed.